Credentialing Coordinator Salary
Most Credentialing Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $18.07 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Credentialing Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$36,477 - $59,765|
|Bonus||$300.00 - $3,125|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$31,353 - $54,210|
|Hourly Rate||$14.51 - $23.95|
|Overtime||$18.76 - $34.42|
|Bonus||$300.00 - $3,125|
|Total Pay (||$31,353 - $54,210|
Job Description for Credentialing Coordinator
A credentialing coordinator is responsible for organizing, maintaining, and verifying all aspects of the credentialing process for healthcare practitioners in a health care-related facility. In all activities, they must comply with all legal and regulatory policies and procedures. Most of the time, the credentialing coordinator is in charge of contacting medical office staff and insurance providers, as well as communicating with healthcare administrators to maintain up-to-date files on physicians, technicians, and nurses. Additionally, the credentialing coordinator is responsible for answering inquiries regarding providers' credential status and working with colleagues to ensure the accuracy of all files by tracking the expiration of licenses and certifications. These professionals generally work full time in a health care setting, and they are usually under the supervision of the credentialing manager or medical staff coordinator.Read More...
A high school diploma is generally the minimum educational requirement for this position. At least two years of previous experience in the health care industry is needed as well. Certified provider credentialing specialist certification by the National Association Medical Staff Services may be preferred. Excellent organizational and time-management skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills, are essential for this position. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Credentialing Coordinator Tasks
- Ensure credentialing, full or mini, for designated contractors in an organization.
- Maintain knowledge of jurisdictional requirements and document credentialing changes as needed.
- Communicate credentialing requirements and documents as needed.
Common Career Paths for Credentialing Coordinator
Advancing into a Credentialing Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Credentialing Coordinators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $52K per year. Becoming a Medical Staff Coordinator is, more often than not, the most common role that Credentialing Coordinators move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Medical Staff Coordinator is $39K. Another frequent advance is for Credentialing Coordinators to assume a Credentialing Supervisor role; in this role, workers often take home $48K.
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Pay by Experience Level for Credentialing Coordinator
Pay by Experience for a Credentialing Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Credentialing Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 420 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Credentialing Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 243 salaries. An experienced Credentialing Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 175 salaries. A Credentialing Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 51 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Credentialing Coordinators, 16 percent higher than the national average. Credentialing Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+15 percent), New York (+13 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 6 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (6 percent lower) and Nashville (4 percent lower).
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